Professor in Accounting

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

December 22, 2021


Professor in Accounting

This is the job description for the Professor post (Research & Teaching) Grade 10. The job description for the Professor post (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship) Grade 10 post is available as an attachment at the bottom of this page. Please specify which position(s) you wish to be considered for on your cover letter.

Job Purpose

To take a senior leadership role in the field of Accounting by conducting internationally-leading research, delivering research-led education and demonstrating excellence in teaching that supports the strategic objectives and priorities of the School/College in line with the University's ambitions, and makes a substantial contribution to enhancing teaching and research within the School/College. To undertake substantial responsibilities associated with managing external stakeholder relationships that enhance the University's reputation, advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach and strengthen links with professional bodies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide leadership across the School and College in relation to research and publication in order to enhance the quality of the School's international research profile, including conducting personal research of the highest quality and maintaining a consistent high level output of publications and presentations of world-class quality.

2. Sustain internationally leading high quality research activity, seeking and securing funding for a portfolio of research projects through grant applications to external funding bodies, e.g. Research Councils and mentoring early career staff to support their development in securing funding.

3. Take a leading role across the School and College in relation to strategic learning and teaching initiatives through: embedding a research-led, evidence- based ethos in teaching and learning; leading on teaching collaborations and teaching innovations; and influencing teaching and assessment practices and policy across the School/College.

4. Undertake academic management and leadership roles and responsibilities across the School and College in a manner that enhances the student experience, ensures programmes are internationally benchmarked and of international standing, and that values and supports a culture of enhancement.

5. Demonstrate leadership in supervising research projects undertaken by research staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students and ensure the effective development of the staff and students. Actively engage with potential research students of high calibre intending to undertake postgraduate and doctoral research, building effective working relationships and supervising to completion.

6. Make a substantial contribution to University Committees/Working Groups to ensure the advancement of learning and teaching policies and practice that align with local and international challenges in Higher Education, evolving student needs and other related changes in the University's strategic context.

7. Build effective internal and external collaborations to support the development and mentoring of academic staff and their learning, and to enhance research and teaching within the School and College.

8. Represent the School/College/University on key external bodies and at significant external events nationally and internationally to promote excellence in research and teaching, and the development of professional practice.

9. Ensure a substantial track record of, and demonstrate leadership in, knowledge creation and transfer, ensuring impact on external bodies and contributions to public understanding and contributing fully to key strategic initiatives that underpin School, College and University strategies for external engagement.

10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategy 2025 - World Changing.

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Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in relevant subject.

A2 An established and internationally-recognised reputation for high-quality research and knowledge exchange in subject specialism.

A3 Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of research issues and debates, both nationally and internationally, and future direction of research and teaching in the subject area.


B1 Additional higher degrees in a related discipline and/or membership of a relevant professional body.



C1 Proven ability to lead and deliver high quality and innovative University teaching, including assessment and curriculum development.

C2 Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage at all levels within the Subject, School, College, University, and beyond, in the academic, policy and practitioner communities.

C3 Demonstrably excellent presentation skills.

C4 Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster collegiality and collaborative working.

C5 Proven ability to foster research collaborations with colleagues in other disciplines, Schools, Colleges and Universities as appropriate.

C6 Proven leadership and motivational skills in research and learning and the student experience more broadly.

C7 Proven time management and organisational skills.

C8 Ability to integrate into a multidisciplinary School.


D1 Proven project, people and budget management skills.



E1 An extensive track record of publications (national and international) compatible with enhancing the School's submission to the REF (or equivalent).

E2 Significant experience of research and academic leadership and participation within large international collaborations.

E3 Extensive track record of successfully securing research grants and project managing research projects to completion.

E4 Substantial teaching experience within the subject area.

E5 Established track-record of successful supervision and mentoring of students and staff.

E6 Significant participation at international conferences, symposia and/or holding visiting positions at non-UK universities.

E7 Extensive experience of teaching, supervision and examination of PhD students and researchers at postgraduate and doctoral level.

Please note that as part of your application you must address and demonstrate how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria . If you do not address each criteria in the format explained above you will not be shortlisted for interview.

Standard Terms and Conditions

The appointment will be subject to the whole powers and conditions of any Act of Parliament, Ordinances, and Law affecting the University. The appointment is a whole-time appointment, the Professor undertaking to accept paid outside work only with the prior consent of the University Court. This provision does not apply to examinerships and such other appointments as are incidental to the ordinary course of University business.

Salary (Grade 10) will be within the Professorial range and subject to negotiation.

This position is open ended and full time.

Details of three referees should be included on the applicant information form - referees will be contacted for all shortlisted applicants.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Yannis Tsalavoutas .

Closing Date: 22 December 2021

The University of Glasgow is the current Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year.

It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena Swan, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Ref : 055151 Close Date : 22-Dec-2021 23:45

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